October 27, 2014
We posted this challenge more than a year ago, and we had our first giver! Our friend Jean handed over her penny jar and we hope you will follow her lead. We are trying to fill a huge pickle jar with change on Nov. 9 at the fall craft fair at the Bottineau Armory.
Today is not only Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, but it is also National Lost Penny Day.
According to giftypdia.com (all about gifts and celebrations): “The first U.S. penny was minted in 1787 and was made of pure copper and was designed by Benjamin Franklin. On February 12th, 1909, marking the 100th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth, the first Lincoln penny was issued. It was the first regular issue U.S. coin to honor an actual person. On Lost Penny Day, gather all those pennies you have been collecting and cash them in.”
So, do you have a dish or jar full of pennies that you have set aside? Why not cash them in and give the proceeds to the Stone Bank for its restoration project?
“Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” – Abraham Lincoln.
A gift to the Stone Bank, no matter how small…
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October 26, 2014
Greetings! We have had a rather long hiatus from the blog — but rest assured we are still hard at work on restoring the Stone Bank. In fact, we are working on rebuilding the back 20 feet of the building … and we need your help.
We have a $20,000 grant from the Historical Society of North Dakota and we need a dollar-for-dollar match.
You don’t have to be a millionaire to help. How about sharing your spare change like our friend Jean did!
Every penny will help us put the Stone Bank back together again.
We will be at the Fall Craft Show at the Bottineau Armory on Saturday, November 8. Help us fill our pickle jar with coins to benefit the Stone Bank. Stop by and say hi, buy a T-shirt or dedicate a Stone. We always love to talk about the project.